Opened in 2002 Gillette Stadium is home for the New England Patriots football team. Located just south of Boston (33 miles) it's a fantastic open-air stadium where you can enjoy great football, food (well over 500 different concessions- from drinks to hot dogs to grills, delis and pizza. You'll be sure to have one heck of a time.
If you really want to go all out on the Gillette Stadium experience the luxury suites are the epitome of class. They all have granite bars, marbled bathrooms plus personal attendants to help out with any needs. If all you want is to experience a game then expect ticket prices to be no lower than $75-$99 and as high as $200-$300 for the best seats along the sidelines.
The stadium itself holds over 68,000 fans and there is plenty of parking (expect to pay $40/vehicle). Plan on arriving early to enjoy the concession stands and ambiance- but also to ensure a decent parking spot and avoid traffic. With that many fans though it's a good idea to plan on staying behind for a few hours after the game as well, as the roads in and out of the area tend to get congested with fans as they leave. Better to enjoy the many restaurants and stores surrounding the stadium then to sit in traffic for 2 hours.
Walk through a cranberry bog, learn about the process of growing and harvesting cranberries and get some exercise. Granted, this cranberry bog is made for tourists, but it's also incredibly informative. It's also a nice escape from the parking lots and cars of city life.
Located just behind the Bass Pro Shop at Patriot Place it's actually easier to walk through the store to get to the bog than to try and skirt around the store (that's how big the store is). The bog is open year round- from dawn until dusk.
It's about a half-mile walk and you can bring your dog along (just be sure to pick up after them). A simple, yet beautiful walk that is a great place for getting out and enjoying the fresh air, or for letting kids (or dogs) with pent up energy run around and use it all up.